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Powers of secretaryApplication of uniform disciplinary act.

*** CHANGE IN 2021 *** (SEE 5124.SL) ***
In addition to any other authority provided by law, the secretary may:
(1) Set all license, examination, and renewal fees in accordance with RCW 43.70.250;
(2) Establish forms and procedures necessary to administer this chapter;
(3) Issue a license to any applicant who has met the education, training, and examination requirements for licensure and deny a license to applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications for licensure; except that denial of licenses based on unprofessional conduct or impaired practice shall be governed by the uniform disciplinary act, chapter 18.130 RCW;
(4) Hire clerical, administrative, and investigative staff as needed to implement and administer this chapter and to hire individuals, including those licensed under this chapter, to serve as examiners or consultants as necessary to implement and administer this chapter;
(5) Maintain the official department record of all applicants and licensees; and
(6) Conduct a hearing on an appeal of a denial of a license based on the applicant's failure to meet the minimum qualifications for licensure. The hearing shall be conducted pursuant to chapter 34.05 RCW.
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